Oculus Studios Launching Ghost in the Shell VR Experience This Week

by Jamie Feltham • March 29th, 2017

This week sees the launch of the long-anticipated live action remake of beloved anime movie, Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson. As you probably guessed, there’ll be a VR experience tying into the movie too.

This isn’t just any old 360 video, though; this is a new Oculus Studios project, created as a collaboration between production studios Rewind, Here Be Dragons, and Paramount and Dreamworks. We do have a 360 teaser below, but the full experience will apparently be a full VR piece that’s releasing on both the Oculus Rift and Gear VR headsets this Friday, March 29th. A 360 video will also be available via the Facebook 360 app.

GHOST IN THE SHELL l 360 Teaser I Paramount Pictures UK“This is Major. I’m going in.” Step inside the immersive 360 Teaser for Ghost In The Shell.

Posted by Ghost In The Shell on Tuesday, 28 March 2017

There isn’t much else to go on right now, but the sci-fi world of Ghost in the Shell is one that we’ve longed to visit in VR, and there have been other tie-in experiences to the franchise before. The film, which itself is based off of a manga that started in 1989, depicts a dystopian 2029 in which the world is connected through an electronic network and humans access ‘shells’, cybernetic bodies that give users super powers.

In a way, then, the series has some roots in VR, though it’s not quite full-on Matrix. We’ll have more details about the app on Friday.

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